The theme for February's Crochet & Craic (a crochet group at Hobbycraft, Carlisle) is Scarves.
The rules are you either:
- Have to use a hook size you have never used before.
- Have to choose and work in a yarn you have never used before
- Have to find a stitch you have never attempted before.
So I quickly bashed up a few samples from free patterns I discovered on Google.
One I found was a gorgeous pattern called Nancy's Waves - you can find it HERE if you would like a go yourself.
I made a start with a gorgeous W.I yarn called Soft & Silky. It is a 4ply, but quite a thick 4ply in my opinion, bordering on DK. This colour way is Lilac Mix.
When I got a little way in I thought the 'waves' might be better shown off with different colours, so I swapped - still using the W.I soft & silky, these colours are Slate, Lime and Turquoise. You can find them on the Hobbycraft website by clicking on the links.
I think it looks so much better with the colour. I used the bright ones to form the waves and the slate grey to separate them.
It actually also looks really good in solid colours - a couple of ladies made them at the C&C group, one in glittery purple and the other in a shimmery dark purple, both looked equally gorgeous.
It is a 4 line pattern - well 3 really, as the 4th line is just the 2nd line but staggered - so it is quite easy to get to grips with.
Let me know if you give it a go :) Of if you fancy joining us at C&C, the next one is Mon 16th, 5.30-7.30pm. £5.00, bring your hook and yarn :)